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USSR - USA Radio Match

Viacheslav Ragozin2/2(+2 -0 =0)[games]
Vasily Smyslov2/2(+2 -0 =0)[games]
Alexander Kotov2/2(+2 -0 =0)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik2/2(+2 -0 =0)[games]
David Bronstein2/2(+2 -0 =0)[games]
Herman Steiner1.5/2(+1 -0 =1)[games]
Isaac Boleslavsky1.5/2(+1 -0 =1)[games]
Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov1.5/2(+1 -0 =1)[games]
Andre Lilienthal1/2(+0 -0 =2)[games]
Salomon Flohr1/2(+1 -1 =0)[games]
Albert Pinkus1/2(+0 -0 =2)[games]
Israel Albert Horowitz1/2(+1 -1 =0)[games]
Abraham Kupchik0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Igor Bondarevsky0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Reuben Fine0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Arnold Denker0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Anthony Santasiere0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Herbert Seidman0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Isaac Kashdan0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR - USA Radio Match (1945)

The USSR vs. USA radio chess match in 1945 was conducted from September 1 to September 4. The ten leading masters of the United States played the ten leading masters of the Soviet Union (except for Paul Keres). Each player faced his opponent in two games.

The time control was the then-standard 40 moves in 2.5 hours and 16 moves per hour thereafter. Using the Uedemann Code, it took an average of five minutes to transmit a move.

The USA team played at the Henry Hudson Hotel in New York. The Soviet team met at the Central Club of Art Masters in Moscow. The USSR team won the match 154.

This result surprised the chess world, and presaged their dominance in world chess for over four decades to come.

USSR USA 1 Botvinnik 11 Denker 00 2 Smyslov 11 Reshevsky 00 3 Boleslavsky =1 Fine =0 4 Flohr 10 Horowitz 01 5 Kotov 11 Kashdan 00 6 Bondarevsky 0= Steiner 1= 7 Lilienthal == Pinkus == 8 Ragozin 11 Seidman 00 9 Makogonov 1= Kupchik 0= 10 Bronstein 11 Santasiere 00

Result USSR - USA: 15.5 - 4.5

Round 1: 8 - 2
Round 2: 7.5 - 2.5

The following players were reservists in the USA team, to be called on, in the order given, if any of the primary team were unable to compete: Alexander Kevitz, Robert Willman, Jacob Levin, George Shainswit, Weaver Warren Adams, Edward Lasker, Fred Reinfeld, Edward Schuyler Jackson, Samuel D Factor, and Martin Charles Stark. The Soviet reserves were: Alexander Konstantinopolsky, Vitaly Chekhover, Iosif Rudakovsky, and Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky.

Video: https://twitter.com/OlimpiuUrcan/st...

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ragozin vs Seidman  1-0491945USSR - USA Radio MatchE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
2. Flohr vs I A Horowitz 1-0331945USSR - USA Radio MatchD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Kashdan vs Kotov 0-1381945USSR - USA Radio MatchB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
4. Bondarevsky vs H Steiner 0-1511945USSR - USA Radio MatchE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. Smyslov vs Reshevsky 1-0411945USSR - USA Radio MatchC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Bronstein vs Santasiere 1-0571945USSR - USA Radio MatchD95 Grunfeld
7. Pinkus vs Lilienthal ½-½381945USSR - USA Radio MatchC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. Fine vs Boleslavsky ½-½511945USSR - USA Radio MatchA53 Old Indian
9. Denker vs Botvinnik 0-1251945USSR - USA Radio MatchD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Kupchik vs V Makogonov  0-1401945USSR - USA Radio MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Lilienthal vs Pinkus  ½-½251945USSR - USA Radio MatchE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Kotov vs Kashdan 1-0411945USSR - USA Radio MatchD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
13. Seidman vs Ragozin 0-1681945USSR - USA Radio MatchC59 Two Knights
14. V Makogonov vs Kupchik  ½-½731945USSR - USA Radio MatchD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Botvinnik vs Denker 1-0301945USSR - USA Radio MatchD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. Santasiere vs Bronstein 0-1501945USSR - USA Radio MatchA06 Reti Opening
17. I A Horowitz vs Flohr 1-0411945USSR - USA Radio MatchB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
18. Reshevsky vs Smyslov 0-1711945USSR - USA Radio MatchD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Boleslavsky vs Fine 1-0411945USSR - USA Radio MatchC71 Ruy Lopez
20. H Steiner vs Bondarevsky  ½-½721945USSR - USA Radio MatchD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Using the Uedemann Code, it took an average of 5 minutes to transmit a move... >

Why? Was the speed of light less in the 1940s?

Apr-09-14  usuario x: <This result surprised the chess world>

really?

Apr-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: In the bio section "The following players were..." are duplicated, once in the middle and again at the end.

<offramp> Yes, it wasn't until Einstein's theory was proven that light actually reached light speed as we know it.

Apr-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I would have put Frank Sinatra on Board one, Amos and Andy on second board.
Apr-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: "And now Roma wines, that's R-O-M-A wines presents: The United States versus The USSR Chess match..."
Jun-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: The scene from the Soviet Side. :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-6...

Jun-06-14  zanzibar: <PB> that's a great clip - thanks for pointing it out!

What would really be a gas would be it the American version were available. Then the two could be interlaced together.

Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Thanks, PB. Crackin' soundtrack.
Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: By the way, I need to give credit to <Resignation Trap> for finding the video.
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